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Cash boost for church after fund-raiser is a big success

PUBLISHED: 10:49 28 November 2015 | UPDATED: 10:49 28 November 2015

The annual Pakefield Church Autumn Fayre

The annual Pakefield Church Autumn Fayre

Archant

An annual autumn fayre has raised £1,200 for Pakefield Church funds.

The annual Pakefield Church Autumn FayreThe annual Pakefield Church Autumn Fayre

A number of stalls and activities took place last Saturday, November 21, with all of the money collected being put towards the general upkeep of the church - which is needs to raise £70,000 a year to keep running.

Homemade cakes along with fudge, scones and biscuits proved extremely popular with visitors, who braved the cold to pack into the church hall.

A tombola, bottle stall and craft stands were also on offer, with many stallholders donning festive hats and enjoying the friendly atmosphere.

Canon Bob Baker said raising £1,200 was a “very good outcome, considering the weather wasn’t very good”.

He added: “We didn’t have as many people as usual, but those who came had a great time and contributed to church funds. This annual fayre was running before I came, and that was 21 years ago. Although the weather did put some people off, we are really grateful for the support of the people that did come.”

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UPCOMING EVENTS AT PAKEFIELD CHURCH

■ Tonight at 7.30pm, the Wrentham Band will perform a concert at the church in aid of the Lowestoft Lifeboat at 7.30pm.

Tickets for the evening, which will include a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie, can be obtained by calling 01502 475141.

■ The church will host its popular Christingle service on Sunday, December 6 at both 4pm and 6pm.

■ A carol service, with songs performed by the Pakefield singers, will be held on Sunday, December 13 at 6.30pm.

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